Wire rope. (n.d.). In YourDictionary. Retrieved from https://www.yourdictionary.com/wire-rope
(plural wire ropes)
A strong cable consisting of twisted strands of wire, generally intended for supporting heavy loads.
Although wire rope and one sense of cable are roughly synonymous, use of the term wire rope is generally restricted to applications such as hoisting and hauling, e.g. when the wire rope is used in elevators, cranes, funiculars, suspension bridges, or the like.
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In the Lancashire and the Midland districts wire-rope guides have been introduced to a very considerable extent, with a view of meeting the above objections.
The town possesses large ironworks, coal-mines, rolling-mills, zinc smelting-works, railway workshops and manufactures of wire-rope, glass, chemicals, porcelain and soap. The first houses of Oberhausen were built in 1845, and it received its municipal character in 1874.
It was formed of a rubble mound quarried by convict labour at the summit of the island, and was lowered by a wire-rope incline to the sea.
The excavated material is brought to the hoisting shaft, or sometimes directly to the surface, in small mine cars, moved by men or by animals, or by locomotives or wire-rope haulage.